Cleveland Guardians vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 4/29/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cleveland Guardians vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Friday, April 29, 2022
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+110) Oakland (-130)
Oakland Coliseum is where the Oakland Athletics (10-9) will take on the Cleveland Guardians (7-11) on Friday. The moneyline on this contest has the Guardians at +110 while the Athletics are priced at -130. The total is set at 7. The starting pitchers will be Aaron Civale and Adam Oller.
The Guardians have tallied 31 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 16 balls out of the park. Cleveland has a slugging rate of .405 and have been called out on strikes 150 times, while taking a walk on 50 occasions. As a unit, the Cleveland Guardians are scoring 4.5 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 8th in MLB. They have accumulated 80 runs batted in as well as 155 base knocks this season, while their batting average comes in at .253. They have accounted for 81 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .313.
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The Guardians have compiled a team earned run average of 3.94 over the course of the season (21st in MLB), and they have struck out 140 batters. They have walked 47 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.93 as a squad on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio is 2.98 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.19. Guardians pitchers have relinquished 19 long balls in addition to 78 runs in total (22nd in the league).
The Guardians relievers have earned a save percentage of 50.0% and has entered the game in 11 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 23 runners so far this year with 26.1% of those runners crossed home plate. Guardians relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 17 times in addition to having 22 appearances in high leverage situations. The Guardians have sent 61 relief pitchers to the mound this year. The bullpen have notched 7 holds so far this season (25th in the league). They have earned 2 saves this season and have blown 2 out of their 4 save opportunities.
The Cleveland Guardians have earned 467 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 147 assists and 9 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .986 which has them sitting 17th in professional baseball, and have 12 double plays. The Guardians have converted 71.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of 1,401 innings on the field, which ranks them 13th in the majors.
Civale has taken the mound for 266 innings and has totaled 225 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.99 (118 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.190. He has allowed 249 hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has 68 free passes. Civale (19-17 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.32 while facing 1,091 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues.
Oakland has hit 16 home runs over the course of the season as well as 64 RBIs. They have put up 29 two-baggers, while walking 53 times and earning 72 runs. The Oakland Athletics hold an on-base percentage of .275 in addition to a batting average of .206 over the course of the season. The Athletics have a team SLG% of .337 and they average 3.79 runs per game (19th in baseball). They have struck out on 181 occasions (1st in the league) and have totaled 128 base knocks.
The Athletics have a team WHIP of 1.179 and have a FIP of 3.71 as a pitching staff for the season. They are currently ranked 18th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 140. The Oakland pitching staff have yielded 68 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 3.41 (63 earned runs conceded). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.71 (152 strikeouts vs 56 bases on balls). They have given up 17 HR's and they concede 3.68 runs per 9 innings (8th in MLB).
Oakland bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 16.7% out of 36 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 25 times in high leverage situations and also on 26 occasions with runners on base. With 28 save situations, the Athletics have earned 19 holds and also 2 blown saves. They are currently ranked 9th in the league with a save percentage of 77.8%, and they have sent 70 relievers to the hill so far this season. Oakland has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 9 save chances and they have walked away with 7 saves.
In their 1,500 innings played, the Athletics hold a efficiency on defense of 70.7% (15th in pro baseball). The Oakland Athletics have turned 17 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .977 (28th in MLB). The Athletics have accrued 175 assists, 16 errors and have accounted for 500 putouts this year.
So far in his MLB career, Oller has surrendered 15 hits while he has earned 8 strikeouts in 9 innings pitched. He has allowed 12 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 2.379 and being the owner of a FIP of 9.3. His K/BB ratio is 1.00 and he has faced 52 hitters so far in his MLB career. Oller (0-2 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 11.17 ERA while giving up 14.0 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Oakland (-130)
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